You might know him as the front man for local wrecked rockers Problem Stick, or you might just know him as Wayne, the affable singer/songwriter who opened for the Gourds a few weeks back. Either way, Newcome plays a simple blend of tunes that dispels any singer/songwriter preconceptions you might have. Also, if you haven't seen a Wayne Newcome concert flier, go ahead and sniff one out - they are as twistedly funny as the man himself. 8pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
37th Annual Sunnyside Century
Want to know a great way to close out the summer? Here's how you do it: Start at Sunnyside Sports, head up Century Blvd., take the Sunriver cutoff and loop around Mt. Bachelor. It's called the Sunnyside Century and it's 100 miles, hence they call it a century. You think you're tough enough? Well then run to your computer, Blackberry, Wristwatch communicator, microwave or whatever other e-mailed equipped gizmo you might have and register at firstname.lastname@example.org. 8am. Sunnyside Sports, 930 NW Newport Ave. 382-8018.
John Butler Trio & Crash Symphony
You know who we like talking to? Well John Butler, of course, that's who. Source staffer Shelby Hardwood interrogated the now dreadlock-less Australian about well, his lack of dreads and several other things of that nature, including his stop at the Athletic Club. Read the interview in the Sound section. 6:30pm. $22/general, $26/reserved, $58/dinner and reserved seating. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr.
Guelel Kumba is the West African Fulani tribe member bringing his Afro-blues outfit Afrissippi to Bend. Kumba sound resonates Senegalese folk melodies dredged in style delta blues style swagger for the complete cultural fusion of West Africa and Mississippi. Accompanied by R.L. Burnside's son and grandson Garry & Cedric Burnside as his rhythm section, Kumba lays down the fusion Sunday night at Old St. Francis. 7pm McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond Street. Free.
Raga: The Mysore Violin Brothers of India
Nagaraj & Manjunath, also know as the Mysore Violin Brothers, are joined by percussionist Rajarao for an evening of South Indian Music. Learn more in the Liner Notes column. 7:30pm. $15. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
If you're sick of the Internet, Cable TV and any of this other new-fangled technology, why not put on some sort of old-timey hat and venture back to the golden age of radio with the Around the Bend Players. This local troupe presents live old-time radio broadcasts complete with special effects. They're known to do recreations of "Gunsmoke" and Pat Novak in addition to having a grand ol' time. 7pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. $5.
The local publisher of Throwback books doesn't care about capitalization, at least when it comes to his name, c. vance. In addition to producing chapbooks, c. vance also writes himself some mean words of his own, which he'll be showcasing at this reading along with Jonathan Ludwig, who recently released "False Starts, Fragments and Falsehoods" a collection of short stories. Support your local wordsmiths...or else they'll end up writing stuff like you're currently reading. 7pm Thursday, Sep 11. Between the Covers, 645 NW Delaware Ave. 385-4766.